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Prescriber Checkup » DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and to prevent migraine headaches. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.51M
Medicare Part D Claims
$107M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 139,814 $10.4M
New York 121,507 $7.13M
Texas 113,025 $7.56M
Pennsylvania 92,875 $5.29M
Ohio 90,328 $4.79M
Florida 80,816 $4.27M
Illinois 78,659 $4.94M
North Carolina 67,294 $3.78M
Michigan 64,328 $4.19M
New Jersey 59,067 $3.05M
Missouri 55,558 $2.96M
Georgia 48,694 $2.95M
Indiana 47,238 $2.75M
Massachusetts 46,116 $2.48M
Wisconsin 43,909 $2.39M
Minnesota 42,535 $2.5M
Tennessee 41,721 $2.29M
Louisiana 37,440 $1.9M
Arizona 37,044 $1.96M
Virginia 35,753 $1.99M
South Carolina 35,647 $2.24M
Alabama 34,790 $1.8M
Kentucky 31,859 $1.86M
Connecticut 30,110 $1.58M
Washington 26,977 $1.53M
Iowa 26,106 $1.37M
Arkansas 25,471 $1.55M
Maryland 22,826 $1.3M
Kansas 22,091 $1.24M
Oklahoma 19,717 $999K
Mississippi 18,765 $1.01M
Colorado 16,854 $1.15M
Oregon 16,552 $1.08M
Puerto Rico 13,810 $563K
Nebraska 13,282 $702K
West Virginia 13,271 $744K
Maine 12,341 $1.11M
New Mexico 10,053 $552K
Utah 9,929 $597K
Nevada 9,709 $629K
New Hampshire 8,372 $509K
Idaho 7,612 $434K
Rhode Island 6,850 $363K
Hawaii 6,601 $405K
Delaware 5,977 $401K
Vermont 4,605 $250K
North Dakota 4,388 $224K
South Dakota 4,119 $230K
Alaska 3,995 $196K
Montana 2,774 $145K
Wyoming 1,606 $85.8K
District of Columbia 1,525 $87.9K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAMBERTO TAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled656

BAYVILLE

New Jersey

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled644

OPELIKA

Alabama

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled642

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled628

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MICHAEL NIELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled604

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

JOHN HEAD D.O>

Psychiatry

Claims Filled602

DETROIT

Michigan

JANETTE ADASIAK ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled601

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

SHAGUFTA CHOWHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled596

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled588

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

LAWRENCE ROOT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled585

HOUSTON

Texas

STEVEN LENES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSP

Claims Filled577

NORFOLK

Virginia

JAMES SHOLTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled572

COVINGTON

Louisiana

JOHN WEINSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled566

SANTA ANA

California

PERCY MYERS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled554

JACKSONVILLE

Illinois

THOMAS LEE

Psychiatry

Claims Filled553

MAYWOOD

Illinois

KAYCIA VANSICKLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled540

JASPER

Alabama

THOMAS CIMONETTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled540

COLUMBIA

Maryland

SARWAT GAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled539

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

LUZVIMINDA NOBLEZA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled538

TORRANCE

California

DANIEL CHUEH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled531

SANTA ANA

California

CATHY MCNEW CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled529

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

MAHMOUD AHMED MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled520

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled520

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RONALD GLEASON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled518

SHERMAN

Texas